10 Life Lessons: “Blade” Edition

Blade” was one of those movies I wasn’t sure about going into it. Vampires, I love… a martial arts vampire movie, I had my doubts about. Of course, it seems to me Blade kicked off that entire trend of action vampire flicks. Not that these are necessarily bad movies, but it does make one yearn for the atmosphere of Dracula or Fright Night.

But, since I love vampires, and my current novel series revolves around such an “action vampire” theme, let’s see what we can learn from Blade, Whistler, and Deacon Frost…


10) “You know, my mother used to say: A cold heart is a dead heart.”

9) “What difference does it make how their world ends? Plague… war… famine. Morality doesn’t even enter into it. We’re just a function of natural selection, man.”

8) “You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping!”

7) “You have to understand, they’re everywhere. Chances are you seen ’em yourself, and didn’t know it. On the subway or in a bar.”

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6) “He’s a hurricane. An act of God. Anyone caught in his path will instantly be turned. Everyone you’ve ever known… everyone you’ve ever fucking loved… it won’t matter who’s pureblood and who’s not.”

5) “You think the humans will ever accept a half-breed like you? They can’t.”

4) “Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill.”

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3) “Christ! I’m too old for this! Somebody get me a goddamn wheelchair!”

2) “Here we are, one big happy fucking family!”

1) “You may wake up one day and find yourself extinct.”

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